Mr. Crew Cut,
I know you said no " Markers!" If that is due to some negative pre-releasing experiences,that is understandable. I think Marker has overcome that problem.
You could choose either the 1300 or 1400 piston models. They have both the piston control, and the comshock piston that is suppose to absorb vibrations so that pre-releasing is no longer an issue. Its like Ron Poepele, the guy who sells those rotassier ovens on TV, "You set and forget it." Setting it on the piston "on" mode, is like having an automatic tranny in your car.
Marker also has the best AFD in the binding business! Their web site is: www.markerusa.com.
So check it out, and give it a thought.
BTW: Marker has been making wide brakes for more than five years for those that perfer wider waisted skies.[ October 19, 2002, 08:04 AM: Message edited by: wink ]